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Real Salt Lake will cut staff pay, furlough others

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 11:46:00 GMT

ESPN's MLS commentator Jon Champion gives his all-time top goals in Major League Soccer. Eric Wynalda explains what it meant to him to score the first goal in Major League Soccer history in 1996. Relive some of the best of David Beckham's 18 career MLS goals. Eric Wynalda's late heroics led San Jose Clash past D.C. United in the inaugural MLS match on April 6, 1996. Real Salt Lake has announced it will cut the salaries of some employees and furlough others while play is suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. - Stream new episodes of ESPN FC Monday-Friday on ESPN+ - Stream every episode of 30 for 30: Soccer Stories on ESPN+ The team said in a statement that it will reduce salaries of all executives and staff, and decrease staffing levels across the organization, which includes furloughs for some employees. RSL said it would re-staff once the league...

MLS players union chief: No salary cuts on table yet, CBA still in works

Mon, 6 Apr 2020 03:37:00 GMT

ESPN's MLS commentator Jon Champion gives his all-time top goals in Major League Soccer. Eric Wynalda explains what it meant to him to score the first goal in Major League Soccer history in 1996. Relive some of the best of David Beckham's 18 career MLS goals. Eric Wynalda's late heroics led San Jose Clash past D.C. United in the inaugural MLS match on April 6, 1996. MLS Players Association executive director Bob Foose says that MLS has not approached the union about players taking salary cuts, and added that the league's teams are better equipped than others throughout the world to cope with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. - Stream new episodes of ESPN FC Monday-Friday on ESPN+ - Stream every episode of 30 for 30: Soccer Stories on ESPN+ MLS has been shut down since March 12, and isn't scheduled to resume until May 10, though that seems optimistic...

Chicharito: Mental strength was key to my success with Manchester United, Real Madrid

Mon, 6 Apr 2020 08:49:00 GMT

Former LA Galaxy players Alan Gordon and Mike Magee join Taylor Twellman to assess the state of the current side. Herc Gomez gives his No. 3 pick of MLS's biggest stars. For the full segment watch on ESPN FC's YouTube channel. LA Galaxy striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is convinced that his mental attributes propelled him to his success in Europe with giants like Manchester United and Real Madrid. The 31-year-old admitted he doesn't possess the raw talent of Zinedine Zidane or Mexico legend Rafa Marquez, but that he's been able to make more of his career than many others because of his mentality. "There were millions [of players] with footballing talent, but not with mentality," said Hernandez in an Instagram Live...

MLS Year One, 25 seasons ago: The 'Wild West' of training, travel, hockey shootouts and American soccer

Mon, 6 Apr 2020 04:00:00 GMT

On April 6, 1996, Major League Soccer held its first match. D.C. United traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area to take on the San Jose Clash, with the hosts securing the first win in the league's history thanks to an 88th-minute Eric Wynalda winner. Were it not for the coronavirus pandemic putting the sports world on hold, MLS would be in the midst of celebrating its 25th season, complete with what would have been a rematch of that inaugural game, as the San Jose Earthquakes were originally scheduled...

MLS training amid coronavirus: Clubs send players balls, rollers and dumbbells to keep fit in quarantine

Sun, 5 Apr 2020 08:45:00 GMT

This weekend, Major League Soccer teams were scheduled to be playing the fifth or sixth game of their 2020 season. The players would have settled into a rhythm, with early-season nerves and excitement giving way to the day in, day out, week in, week out predictable monotony of the professional athlete's life. Instead, they are home like the majority of the country, trying to get into a very different rhythm of staying fit and staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the league announced...

Coronavirus lockdown: David Beckham shaves his head (again); Cristiano Ronaldo gets a trim

Sat, 4 Apr 2020 04:19:00 GMT

Former LA Galaxy player Mike Magee revisits the time he sat next to David Beckham on a team flight. The Exploding Heads return to detail how footballers across the world are coping with social distancing. Jon Champion spells out reasons why clubs and the Premier League want to complete the season. ESPN producer Chris Alexopoulos gives Taylor Twellman an inside account of the "Beckham Cam" during his LA Galaxy debut. With almost all football postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic, star players have found themselves at a loose end. With many training grounds off-limits, clubs have sent footballers home, where they're adhering to an isolation period for the next few weeks. How are they passing the time? ESPN will be keeping a daily eye on what the world's best are up to, as well as how clubs are keeping busy by battling in online competitions against each other. 1. David Beckham With...

Soccer lives online! FIFA 20, PES 2020 tournaments replacing actual football for top stars and clubs

Fri, 3 Apr 2020 10:59:00 GMT

The Exploding Heads return to detail how footballers across the world are coping with social distancing. Phil Foden's still on the bench! The Exploding Heads pit the Premier League's youngsters against the veterans. Real Madrid less resistant than a sponge! The Exploding Heads explores how this year's UCL will conclude. It all began at Leyton Orient of all places, but now there are a host of online soccer tournaments springing up involving some of the world's top players, clubs and leagues in lieu of the real thing. Thousands of competitors are going head to head on FIFA 20 and PES 2020, with some big names also pitching in to help aid the fight against the coronavirus pandemic that has shut down football and most other aspects of normal life across the globe. Euro 2020 postponed until next year? No problem, watch...


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